The Big One

For instance, I’m gradually getting closer to the realization that I’m probably not the saint/prodigal son/savior of mankind that I once thought myself to be. I’m just as selfish as the crowd that I’ve despised all my life, maybe in different ways but selfish nevertheless. I have some excellent books, movies and guest lectures to thank for that realization. I’m not sure if that gets birthday 2015 a hit or a miss, but I feel weirdly ‘light’ knowing the other side of me. Continue reading The Big One

The Invention of Truth

“Stories should be simple” she used to say. Although a startling discovery at first, the clarity of her words eventually found a small passage into my mind on a rather breezy rain-kissed night, sitting through what can only be described as a false siesta on my bed. My immediate response to her requests of simplicity was usually … Continue reading The Invention of Truth

Mahogany Shrine

Describing an object of beauty, should be as simple as a blunt knife moving effortlessly through a slice of cheesecake – or so Mr Keats would say. But in the real world, where a face can transcend into a subconscious thought, it poses a serious challenge. “Mahogany Shrine” is a short story which attempts to deviate from the way we perceive and react to the concept of beauty. Continue reading Mahogany Shrine

The Flaw In Simplicity

Blood Diamond – The main guy dies. The Departed – Everybody dies. And Fight Club took it a step further. They didn’t tell us if the lead guy lives or dies. Edward Norton clasps Helena Bonham Carter’s hand and says “You’ve met me at a very strange time of my life.” and the music kicks in. And the buildings start blowing up around them. The credit system falls to ashes, celebrating the rise of independent lunacy. Continue reading The Flaw In Simplicity